Turkey: 76 percent of voters say high inflation caused political preferences to change
According to the results of a recent poll by Istanbul Economic Research, 67 percent of the respondents said that their political approach has changed because of the economic crisis in Turkey, while 76 percent said they cannot go out as much as they used to for social activities.
The poll conducted between 5-11 June in Turkey's 12 provinces with 1,500 people responding show that the diminishing purchasing power has led to less socialization mostly in the age group 25-34. 80 percent of the respondents in this group said they are able to socialize less. Over 80 percent of students also said that they can now take part in social activities less.
Over 55 percent of the respondents who stated that they voted for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the 2018 general elections, and over 65 percent of the voters of its ally Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) said that their "political approach and preference" changed as a result of high inflation.
The economic crisis seems to have led a significant amount of people to seek safe haven for their savings in cryptocurrency investments.
Such investments are particularly popular in the age group 18-24. Nearly 20 percent of the respondents in this group said they made an investment in cryptocurrencies. The rate of investing in cryptocurrencies drops sharply in the 25-34 age group, to 10 percent.
73 percent of the respondents said that they began to travel more in mass transport vehicles. This is a particularly common trend among daily-paid workers, reaching 85 percent.